Inscribed, in plate, lower margin, center: SHAKSPEARE. / Twelfth Night / ACT V. SCENE I. / The Street___Duke, Viola, Antonio, Officers, Olivia, Priest, & Attendants. / Publish'd Septr. [r is superscript] 29 1797 by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery. Pall Mall & No. [o is superscript] 90, Cheapside.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by Wm. [m is superscript] Hamilton R.A.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 34; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Oli. Father, I charge thee by thy reverence, / Here to unfold (though lately we intended / To keep in darkness what occasion now / Reveals before 'tis ripe) what thou dost know / Hath newly past between this youth and me.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: A contract of eternal bond of love, / Confirm'd by mutual joinder of your hands. / Attested by the holy close of lips, / Strengthen'd by interchangement of your rings; / And all the ceremony of this compact / Seal'd in my function by my testimony.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by F. Bartolozzi R.A.
Lilla Willey, Thefford Center, Vermont; given to present collection, 2013.
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